Capello tells Ferdinand to take his time coming back

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London, Dec. 4 (ANI): England coach Fabio Capello has told injury-hit Rio Ferdinand not tot rush his return.

Manchester United ace Ferdinand is sidelined with a back complaint believed to be at the root of his other injuries.

Capello is insisting the centre-back should play again only when he is completely recovered - even if that is not until well into the new year.

The Sun quoted Capello, as saying: "It's too far away to decide about Ferdinand. Look at Italy, Alessandro Nesta was injured for a year, now he's the best and everyone is saying, 'Please come back in the national team'.

"It's not a worry if Rio is not fit in January because he can be playing in March or April. Rio has told me lots of times that he will be fit. I hope he is right because it is really important that the best players will be fit." (ANI)

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